The cannonball tree

I found this very unusual tree while on a recent trip to Mumbai and took a picture, not knowing what it is. A couple of days ago, however, I got the answer through a blog I follow. The blogger, also from the city, identified it as the Cannonball Tree with lovely pink, orange and white…

Bahrain’s very own wildlife

This is Bahrain’s very own wildlife park with its “native” wildlife.
The Al Areen Wildlife Park is a nature reserve and zoo, in Sakhir. It is one of five other protected areas in the country and it is the only designated protected area on land, in the country.
The park covers a total area of 7 km sq…

The birds are back

Migratory birds, that flock to Bahrain in the winters, escaping from the freezing temperatures in Siberia and other colder regions of the world, are omnipresent everywhere in the country, especially in the coastal areas. This particular spot, at the so-called ‘dhow graveyard’ in Muharraq, is one that is most frequented by these winged visitors and…

Welcome Party

Seagulls welcome early morning visitors to one of Bahrain’s favourite weekend destinations. The Al Dar Island Resort, off the coast of Sitra, is the perfect place to unwind after a hectic week at work. It presents the ideal getaway in the lap of marine and winged wildlife. Source: Welcome Party

Toy train to the hills

A trip to the hills is always special but when it happens on the famous toy train that runs from Chandigarh to the Summer Capital of the erstwhile British Empire in India, Shimla, it’s even more so. Though I have not recently visited Shimla, these pictures from 2008 show the beauty along the journey and…